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Known as the STP or Summer Treatment Program, thousands of children have participated since it's inception in the 1980s, and, in fact, there are some interesting clinical data showing the approach does work.In a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology in 2000, researchers compared children with ADHD taking medication alone with those taking medication and participating in an organized summer treatment camp.A behavioral disorder marked by a specific set of symptoms, ADHD frequently causes problems focusing or paying attention.

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"We never forget that fun is an essential part of the equation here -- the children need to enjoy themselves and they do, but they also know and understand that the program is about fostering the development of important skills and coping mechanisms that can not only help them when they return to school, but throughout their lifetime," says Karen Fleiss, Psy D, the director of the Summer Kids Program for children with ADHD at New York University Medical Center in New York City.Indeed, a typical day at an STP program looks something like this: - -- Social skills training - -- Soccer skills - -- Transition - -- Soccer game - -- Transition - -- Academic learning center - -- Transition - noon -- Lunch Noon - -- Recess - -- Softball - -- Transition - -- Arts and crafts - -- Cooperative tasks - -- Transition - -- Swimming - -- Transition - -- Computer skills - -- Departure "We plan every minute, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun -- the activities are structured in a way that allows the kids to be fully engaged at all times.Ultimately, they are not only entertained and occupied, they also learn important coping skills that work in all areas of their life," says Hodgens.For some, however -- a select group of children with a behavioral disorder known as attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- it's also an opportunity to build skills and increase self-esteem and confidence for a lifetime.That's precisely the point of an increasingly popular type of summer camp -- programs designed specifically for children with ADHD.

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